The key to rice security is ensuring that seeds are of high quality. In 2017, the Philippines achieved its highest rice production thus far. The use of quality seeds is one of the factors that made this possible. This issue features strategies that PhilRice and its partners are pursuing to make quality seeds available, accessible, and affordable to all Filipino rice farmers at all times to help them produce even […]

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The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 5 (DA-RFO 5) turned over its funded seed warehouse to the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Ligao City, Bicol on March 27, 2018. Dr. Victoria C. Lapitan, PhilRice Bicol branch director said that the facility will help the station produce high-quality seeds and to make them fully available for the rice farmers. ”The use of quality seeds is necessary to ensure high productivity […]

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  The Agricultural Training Institute in Region 1 (ATI-RTCI) hailed PhilRice Batac as one of the awardees in the Sambayanang Itinataguyod ang Kaalamang Agrikultura at Pangisdaan (SIKAP) in recognition of the station’s long-standing support to the agency’s projects and activities in line with agriculture development. PhilRice Batac Acting Branch Director, Dr. Mary Ann U. Baradi said the award was one of the few bestowed to a government agency, which is […]

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Sen. Cynthia A. Villar, agriculture committee chair, urged rice farmers to use quality rice seeds and farm machineries to earn good income and become competitive in the local and international market. “[Trade liberalization compels us to be more competitive as agricultural crops such as rice from other countries will easily be available in the market]. To compete [with other rice-producing countries such as Vietnam], you have to reduce production cost. […]

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Rhemilyn Z. Relado, a woman of strength and conviction, takes her new post as the new PhilRice branch director in Los Baños and accepts the challenge to create a positive impact on the station and across Regions IV-A and IV-B. Rhem, who started her career at PhilRice in 2003, is the youngest PhilRice director to be appointed at 36. Currently, she is working on strengthening and enhancing partnerships with Los […]

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  About 1, 500 participants composed of farmers, students, extension workers, and researchers will participate in this year’s week-long Lakbay Palay Dry Season at the PhilRice Central Experiment Station in Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, April 3- 6. Lakbay palay is a field day held by PhilRice twice a year (during the dry and wet seasons) to showcase its rice farming technologies to a wide range of rice […]

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It’s fascinating to find people who are well-versed in different aspects or those that are referred to as ‘jack-of-all-trades’. But what if this trait is applicable not only to humans, but also to rice? Thanks to the breeding team headed by Ms. Thelma F. Padolina, a retired breeder of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice). Through their efforts, NSIC Rc 216, a rice variety that works like a jack-of-all-trades, is […]

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Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is a government corporate entity attached to the Department of Agriculture created through Executive Order 1061 on 5 November 1985 (as amended) to help develop high-yielding and cost-reducing technologies so farmers can produce enough rice for all Filipinos.

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